of Jupiter in Cancer
1. Jupiter (in Cancer)
in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
Jupiter and Cancer contributes to ease of expression upon the physical
plane. This combination is the exaltation of Jupiter and, through it,
the physical vehicle is, as it were, blessed—the strictly physical
incarnation of the soul made somewhat easier and more comfortable. Circumstances
conspire to meet the body’s needs and further its general welfare.
The health of the physical mechanism is promoted, if excessive eating
is avoided. The powers of healing and regeneration are strong. The body
becomes a vehicle for successful manifestation.
Jupiter in Cancer promotes the fulfillment of material desire. Expectations
within the field of form life are met. Later in the evolutionary cycle,
this combination fills the astral nature with humanitarian feelings, for
Jupiter is kind and benevolent, and Cancer connects to all of humanity
(EA 332). The “sympathetic faculties”, over which Jupiter
presides (EA 646), are awakened, the sentient nature becoming a successful
reflector of oceanic (Cancer) buddhic love (Jupiter).
In the lower mental nature, the retentive faculties are expanded, the
memory greatly improved. Older, may be seen as better, and thoughts turn
towards the preservation of traditional values, or even the values of
antiquity. Cancer transmits the third and seventh rays, and is particularly,
a sign of manifestation. Jupiter (also associated with the seventh ray)
promotes this Will-to-Manifest. With Jupiter in Cancer, thought finds
its way quite easily into embodiment (far more so than when prolific Jupiter
is in the sign of sign of mental diversity, Gemini). This is a good combination
for a white magician—someone seeking, consciously, to bring the
soul and its world into demonstrated presence and power upon the physical
2. Jupiter (in Cancer) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
At first the quest for material fulfillment may be all absorbing.
The personality desires, and Jupiter in Cancer successfully fulfills these
desires—in form. At length, upon the Fixed Cross, this combination
creates the generous, providential personality—preserving, protecting,
supporting. The spirit/soul seeks to make the material world hospitable
to spiritual intent; once day, spirit/soul must successfully express through
Matter must adjust to and comply with the laws of the spirit and the
laws of the soul. Jupiter in Cancer renders the world of matter/form more
compliant to the patterns of spirit/soul, offering a relatively open door—in
the lower worlds—for the free expression of the higher. Christ had
no place to “lay his head”; His birth occurred in Capricorn
(the initial dense materiality of which is extremely resistant to the
presence of the second aspect). Jupiter in Cancer (at least upon the Fixed
Cross) opens the door to the Christ, and provides Him with a pillow for
His head (if not a comfortable room, instead of a manger).
3. Jupiter (in Cancer) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and
As the Tibetan has stated, “the building of adequate forms
and the use and control of form are essential if there is to be wise and
right cooperation with the Plan of God. Jupiter guarantees this in Cancer
from the very initial stage of birth.” (EA 341) If the form is inviting
and well-prepared for the soul, the soul can more easily “take up
its abode” within the form—in matter. Soul infusion is the
bringing together of two dimensions—one ruled by the third aspect
of divinity, and the other, and higher, by the second.
At first these worlds are in conflict; later they are in alternation;
at last come integration and then fusion. Matter/form must be especially
sensitized (over time) for the descent of soul, and this, the love-wisdom
of Jupiter promotes. This combination invites the god within the higher
chamber into the lower chamber, seeking, as much as possible, to accommodate
the higher god below. The true focus of second-ray Jupiter is the soul;
Jupiter in Cancer helps the soul “reach down” into the worlds
of form, and embrace and uplift the lower elemental kingdoms—including
them within its sphere. It is all a question of the hospitality of the
form for the soul, and the inclusion of the form by the redeeming, uplifting
soul. Thus, soul-personality fusion eventuates.
4. Jupiter (in Cancer) in Relation to the Synthesis of Human
Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
Jupiter fuses and blends; Cancer fuses and blends, bringing
diverse elements “under one roof”, so to speak. Jupiter in
Cancer provides the ‘chamber of fusion’ or the alchemical
retort in which these unions may occur. The third ray of intelligence
pours through Cancer, and the seventh ray, in one of its modes, is also
linked to intelligence. But in this sign, a balancing compassion (through
Neptune and Jupiter) also prevails. Under this combination the dualities
are brought together, particularly for expression through the form. “Embodying
fusing-dualities successfully through form”—thus is the meaning
of Jupiter in Cancer succinctly expressed.
5. Jupiter (in Cancer) in Relation to the Means by which the
Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought:
This combination in characterized by the Will-to-Wholeness.
The completion of the perfect sphere is sought. The Will-to-Inclusion
is carried to great lengths; the consciousness searches the field to ensure
that nothing (no one and no place) has been ignored or over-looked. In
Cancer, “the Whole is seen as One.” (EA 332) Exalted Jupiter
in Cancer enhances this vision of wholeness. Through the ‘Will-to-Embrace
Wholeness’, the consciousness of the Whole grows and continues to
6. Jupiter (in Cancer) in Relation to the Fulfillment of Desire
and the Satisfaction of Demand—
1) initially, fulfillment for the little self; then
2) fulfillment of desire for the good of the whole—a fulfillment
achieved through the outgoing expression of love: On the Mutable Cross,
Jupiter in Cancer gives the fulfillment of desire for objects of form.
Without undue labor or frustration, one receives (in form) that which
one wishes to have. Conditions (as one desires them) materialize. One
Later, the disciple/initiate becomes the one who lovingly and compassionately
uplifts the mass consciousness and mass conditions. The disciple feels
fulfilled when humanity’s welfare is successfully served. Generosity
pours forth to those in need, and the effects of that generosity returns
to the giver as still greater ‘abundance-in-form’. Philanthropy
is especially indicated. Under this combination, the ‘needs-in-form’
of the disciple/initiate are abundantly fulfilled, so that, through generosity,
he can enhance the expression of the ‘soul-through-form’ for
others, by helping them fulfill their ‘needs-in-form’.
7. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Cancer:
a. Jupiter in Cancer contributes
to the growth of buddhic consciousness. Jupiter and Neptune are both
exalted in Cancer. Neptune is directly related to the buddhic plane.
(cf. TCF 899) Jupiter transmits the second ray which is the ray of buddhi.
Cancer is associated with the Pleiades, not only in the material sense,
but with that aspect of the Pleiades which transmits cosmic buddhi.
b. Jupiter in Cancer enhances
the benevolent impulse.
c. Jupiter in Cancer promises
the fulfillment-in-form of the purpose of the incarnation
d. Jupiter in Cancer is
related to the Principle of Compensation, through which the privations
of the past are restored.
e. Jupiter in Cancer is
a parental indication.
f. Jupiter in Cancer, when
prominent in the chart, can indicate the tendency to be born into a
good environment. This naturally depends upon the general conditions
of the society into which the individual is born.
g. Under Jupiter in Cancer,
loving-understanding is developed through the cultivation and responsible
application of the protective, parental instinct. A deep and compassionate
understanding of life grows through attention to the immediate survival
needs of those who are dependent.
h. Under Jupiter in Cancer,
one gives protection to others and receives protection from others.
i. Jupiter in Cancer is
a providential combination. One provides for the welfare of one’s
own forms, and for the welfare of the forms of others. One also receives
from others and the environment, that which helps to fulfill one’s
j. Jupiter in Cancer contributes
to one’s own personality fulfillment, and confers the ability
to help others reach personality fulfillment.
k. Under Jupiter in Cancer,
depth of understanding, and the growth of the causal aura proceed through
experience gained from close and intimate ties. The family setting is
often the scene of growth.
l. Under Jupiter in Cancer
there is a strong tendency to promote the welfare of family, of those
who are familiar, and, in general, of those with whom one shares the
closeness of instinctual life.
m. A directive for the Jupiter
in Cancer person could be expressed as follows: “Provide for others,
so they may be fulfilled.” One method of providence is actually
to provide tangible vehicles of expression for others—including
n. Jupiter in Cancer is
adept at promoting the personal, emotional happiness on others
o. Jupiter in Cancer indicates
a full yet uplifted solar plexus response.
p. If the individual in
Cancer is to “build a lighted house”, those with Jupiter
in Cancer ensure that it is a big lighted house, pervaded by abundant
spiritual hospitality. The ashram, itself, could be conceived as ruled
by the combination, Jupiter in Cancer, for the ashram is, from one perspective,
a ‘place of benevolent refuge’.
q. Jupiter in Cancer may
contribute to the sense of a comfortable incarnation. One may escape
the feeling that the personality forms cramp the consciousness, since
there are, figuratively, many rooms in the house of personality.
r. Jupiter in Cancer is
the combination which correlates with Christ’s statement: “In
my Father’s house, there are many mansions.”
s. Negatively, Jupiter in
Cancer can be overly protective and wrongly “enabling”.
t. Negatively, Jupiter in
Cancer promotes the growth of the instinctual, lunar life. The lunar
vehicles are simply allowed to grow in power.